THE EFFECTS OF GLYPHOSATE ISOPROPYLAMINE ON MITOTIC ACTIVITY, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE AND PEROXIDASE ACTIVITIES OF Allium CEPA L. ROOT TIP CELLS


ACAR O. , Demirbas S. , İLHAN D., ÖZDİNÇ N.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.19, no.3, pp.522-525, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.522-525

Abstract

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide that can widely be used in agricultural and non-agricultural fields. Glyphosate isopropylamine affects the inhibition of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids, and also that of some enzymes involved in the shikimic acid pathway. The aim of this research was to study the effects of different concentrations of glyphosate isopropylamine (0.5, 1, 2 and 5%) on the mitotic activity in Allium cepa L. root tip cells and the superoxide dismutase (SOD) and peroxidase (POX) activities in Allium cepa L. roots.